By: Abby Keane
There are many benefits to blogging including, for many people, belonging to a new community. The blogger is able to connect with commenters and other bloggers. They come together over a common topic, which creates a fast bond. There are mommy bloggers, infertility bloggers, celebrity bloggers, food bloggers, just about any topic you can imagine probably has a blogging community.
However, blogging is also inherently lonely. Entries are written alone, and posted with the hope that someone will comment to agree, share their experience, or even disagree, so long as the blogger knows there is someone out there reading. Based on our yearly stats, we know you’re out there reading the Signature Moms blog. I know I occasionally have people comment to me in person, or on Facebook, or even to my parents that they read my latest blog entry and they really liked it, and it’s someone I never thought would be reading. My boss (Hi Sue!) recently asked me if I’d posted any entries lately, that she had gotten a little behind with the blog reading. I was shocked! I had no idea she was reading this whole time.
I want to extend a challenge to all of you out there reading this blog. The challenge is:
I feel comfortable speaking for my fellow bloggers when I say we would love to hear more from you – what you like to hear about, what you don’t, topics you would like to see covered, follow ups from past entries, anything really. Make a New Year’s resolution to delurk and comment once a week, or even once a month. I would really enjoy learning more about the many readers of this blog and what has drawn them to the Signature Moms blog.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
And, Happy New Year to you and your family, from me and mine!